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Today is the last day of LAAD 2017. Saab is exhibiting Gripen Full Scale Replica (FSR), Gripen Simulator and Gripen Maritime as well. If you are at the event, do visit Saab at Stand O20 (internal area) and Space J.OUT.70 (external area).​​

​Gripen Full Scale Replica (FSR), getting ready for LAAD 2017

At the LAAD 2017, the leading Latin American Defence exhibition, Saab will be exhibiting a range of products for land, sea and air domains, including the Gripen fighter.

Saab solutions will be on display at two areas: Stand O20 (internal area) and Space J.OUT.70 (external area). Visitors at the event can check out the Gripen simulator and Gripen FSR at the Saab stand. Gripen Maritime will also be on display.

For Saab, LAAD is an important event to present its solutions and meet potential partners. "Latin America is a strategic region for Saab. Apart from the important partnerships already established in the region, we are very interested in supporting local companies with the development of solutions that will meet customers’ needs and requests,” points out Bo Torrestedt, president of Saab in Latin America.

Besides Saab, AEL Sistemas S.A., a Brazilian-based defense electronics company, will also exhibit Gripen features like Wide Angle Display (WAD) cockpit, Head Up Display (HUD) and Helmet Mounted Display (HMD).

The event will be held between 4 and 7 April.

Read more about Saab’s participation at LAAD here.

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Saab is actively reaching out to the Belgian aeronautic industry as part of its interest in the Air Combat Capability Successor Program.

During a recent two-day seminar and a series of one-on-one meetings, Saab’s team of experts in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) met with Belgian industry representatives to further explore industrial cooperation and to map out existing regional capabilities. This seminar was a follow-up to the Gripen Lifecycle Business Seminar which already took place in December.

With the Gripen solution, Saab intends to join forces with regional players in Belgium and support the business development of an already well established, self-reliant and competitive Belgian aeronautic industry. 

Saab’s cutting-edge technology and its collaboration culture would ensure sustainable win-win cooperation potential to Belgium industry in the component services fields of expertise, as part of the MRO capability.

The seminar saw strong expression of interest by Belgian aeronautic companies who wish to maintain their competitiveness by exploring new business and technology transfer opportunities.

As per NYTeknik, Belgium formally announced earlier this month that it has approved the programme to replace its 54 Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons and issued requests for proposals.

“We will analyze the request together with Saab and answer it,” says Joakim Wallin, head of exports at the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV).

Wallin also added that Sweden and Belgium could share the cost of development and operations of Gripen E. "There is much benefit in sharing costs and finding efficient logistics system."

Belgium reportedly wants to ...

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Next week, Saab will participate at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA), the largest show of its kind within the Asia Pacific region.

Saab will be present with chalets at both the Aerospace and Maritime sites at the event, where visitors can learn about its key products and solutions.

LIMA 2017 will be held between 21 and 25 March. An RTAF Gripen has been scheduled to perform aerial displays on the first four days of the event. 

Besides Gripen, Saab products on display include GlobalEye, Swordfish MPA, A26 Submarine, Sea Wasp and 9LV CS. 

To know more about Saab's participation at the event and to know Gripen display schedule, visit here​.

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Gripen E's first test flight will be conducted during the second quarter of this year," says Jerker Ahlqvist head of Gripen programme.

During the annual Gripen seminar yesterday, Jerker explained that Saab’s new work methods with model-based-design is proving to be very successful. 

“As we prepare for Gripen E’s first test flight, we see that any software corrections can be easily implemented now. We can quickly make a change and introduce a new software load to the aircraft within days. This is something that previously took weeks or even months to undergo. It gives us the confidence that we are on the right track and the programme will run as per the schedule,” he said.

Saab is building two more test aircraft which are at various stages of production. Aircraft 39-8 is currently in ground test. The second test aircraft has entered the stage of final assembly.

About Gripen M, Jerker said that it is at a conceptual stage. “We are working with Brazilian engineers on a concept study of Gripen M. We are also in the process of responding to an RFI from India. We believe that Gripen M has good potential and can hopefully turn into a full development programme at a later stage.”

Jerker presented the Gripen seminar along with Richard Smith, Head of Marketing, Gripen, who gave an overview of the position of Gripen in the market today.

"The market looks optimistic for Gripen right now, and it comes down to getting ink on paper," Richard ...

​Gripen was one of the biggest attraction of Aero India 2017. The aerial displays at the airshow left visitors wanting more.

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The Czech Air Force has logged more than 10,000 flight hours with Gripen. Performing NATO air policing missions and successfully participating in international exercises.

Download the calendar here.


Photo: Jörgen Nilsson

​ “It’s always been a dream to fly Gripen,” says Group Captain Suneet Krishna, who made that dream come true at Aero India 2017. Formerly a Mirage 2000 pilot and an LCA test pilot, Suneet now flies corporate jets.

Suneet talks about his Gripen flight. 


With 18 years of experience in flying Gripen, André Brännström has immense admiration for the aircraft. Speaking at Aero India 2017 at Yelahanka Air Base, Bangalore, André talked about his experience of flying Gripen in different weather conditions.

​Gripen for India is about partnerships, air power and cooperation, says Mats Palmberg, Vice President, Industrial Partnerships, Saab.

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